Born today, you know how to make an impact simply by walking into a room. This isn't something that you've learned exactly, but rather something that comes from within naturally -- a quality bestowed upon you by the stars themselves. Is it something you can learn to use and maximize? Certainly! But never forget that it is a part of you -- and a part of you that you're not likely able to turn off, much as you might try now and then.
You know how to play the hand you are dealt -- no matter the situation -- in such a way that the odds are turned in your favor and you are able to turn an average likely outcome into one that you can truly savor.
Also born on this date are: Elijah Wood, actor; Alan Alda, actor; Sarah McLachlan, singer and songwriter; Arthur Rubinstein, pianist; Kathryn Morris, actress; Frank Darabont, director; Nick Carter, singer.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You can do much today that will impress those who are already fans -- but now is the time to work on your critics, for they can be won over!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The clock is ticking, but you have things well in hand -- or at least so you think. A rival may be on the verge of mounting a surprise comeback.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It's time to catch up on work that has been left undone for far too long. No single thing is too difficult, but together it all adds up!
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You can impress the powers that be today with both the quality and quantity of your work. Indeed, even you may be surprised by your output.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have the chance to introduce someone to something new that he or she has only dreamed about. The day proves memorable for both of you!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Now is the time for you to take stock of what you have going for you -- and it is considerable, despite any recent doubts you may have had.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Reach out to one who used to be by your side; you can rekindle something of the intimacy that has been lost. You must tell the truth!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Your assessment of someone's work may have you thinking that you're not doing enough. Turn your attention inward to find the trouble!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Certainty is likely to give way to questions today, but not without reason: You're facing something that no one else in your circle has.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- What you do in secret today may not have any kind of impact until it is revealed -- and the timing must be just right for that to happen.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You'll be tempted to leave a certain task until tomorrow -- but haven't you waited long enough already? Now's the time to get it done!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You must work closely with others today to make the best use of your time. Yes, what they do -- and how they do it -- affects your solo efforts.